Macarena Herreros

Macarena is the Office Manager of our Berlin Office.

What is your first memory of politics?
My parents were heavily involved in counter journalism during the dictatorship in Chile, were I grew up, so even when I didn’t have a full grasp of it, I was aware that we lived in dangerous times. My first big memory was being taken to concerts and demos against Pinochet, watching the political campaings on TV, and then actually celebrating that we’d won democracy back in the referendum in 1988. I was 6 years old.

What’s something—big or small—that you’re really good at?
I’m good at crafts needle crafts. Whether its knitting, crochet or embroidering, I find it incredibly meditative.

Which historical figure would you most like to meet? What would you ask them?
My father had a fascination with Alexander the Great, so I read biographies about him and the beginning of the Hellenestic age, how he shaped the ancient world in many ways. I’d ask him what drove him day to day, to achieve what seemed impossible.

What’s your favourite movie?
It changes from time to time, but right now I’m thinking about “Before Midnight”, its such a mood piece and I perceive it differently depending on what’s happening in my life.

Best advice you’ve ever received?
Progress, in any matter, isn’t linnear. There are peaks and valleys, but even when you move two steps backwards, you shouldn’t be frustrated, because next day you’ll move three steps forward.